Friday, June 27, 2014

Book Spotlight: Hard to Handle by Jessica Lemmon

Hard to Handle 

(Love in the Balance #2) 
Jessica Lemmon 

Pub October 1st 2013 

by Forever 
ARC for Review 


Sadie Howard never dates a guy more than once-but Fate has other plans for her when it comes to Aiden Downey, the one that got away. Aiden loved her, left her, and broke her heart. Yet suddenly she's bumping into him at every turn, driven to distraction by his wicked grin and rock-hard body. Now she can't resist finishing what they started-as long as she doesn't let herself fall in love . . .

Aiden Downey threw away the best thing he ever had when he let Sadie go, and now he's determined to win back the woman he's always wanted. Sadie agrees to let him into her life-and her bed-as long as there are no strings attached. But Aiden's not about to make the same mistake again. Can he convince her to take a second chance on a once-in-a-lifetime love?

The Way I See It 
Hard to Handle was a fun and super zippy read! What do I mean by that? It was just too cute to put down! The main characters in this book were secondary characters from the first book in the Love in the Balance series. We first met Crickett and Shane who's had the best “forbidden love” story ever! We got to meet the very lovable and fun characters… Sadie the take no prisoners best friend who kept Crickett together when she had thought she lost everything. Aiden Shane’s cousin who is more like his best friend than anything, his casual personality but committed relationship to his family drew me in right away. In Hard to Handle we get to see Sadie and Aiden’s relationship re-form. Which was a big hooray for me!

H-eartbreak, so long ago Sadie involuntarily gave her heart away only for it to be torn to shreds.
A-ligned, Sadie and Aiden where roped into being the only part of their best friends wedding.
R-egrets, Aiden was forced into a difficult situation though he wishes he could change things no one can change the past. Ever.
D-istraught, in a moment of cloudiness Sadie admits just how deeply she came to care for Aiden before he dumped her.

T-iming, driven and determined Sadie has her opportunity to advance in her career so she will take the plunge. She never expected the water to be so dangerous.
Opportunity, Aiden cannot believe his luck though he swore to stay away from Sadie he cannot keep thoughts about her at bay and now he will be working with her side by side.

H-elp, finding herself in an awkward position she will seek Aiden for help and the result is more than she bargained for.
A-lone, Aiden has struggle with decisions made in the past and Sadie has suffered because of the things that have happened to her.
N-ews, something that should bring an entire family joy causes one members heart to break. Regardless of the reasons being hurt…hurts.
D-ecision, loving Sadie has always been easy for Aiden propelled by instinct he pushes Sadie instead of securing her.
L-oss, Sadie cant remember a time where she hurt as much as she does without Aiden. After being talked off the cliff Sadie goes after the thing she desires most.
E-clipse, sure it has been some time and twice as much heartbreak, but the secure ernest love these two share for each other shines right through the ugly.

Such a cute story It was nice to have the whole family together at some points of the book. This family demonstrates the awesome family dynamic. Ms. Lemmon has an incredible talent for taking a super sexy scene, tame it down while keeping its super sexy integrity. Now that takes skills. #MadSkills We come to find out some truths about these two beloved characters. That are a bit shocking but it certainly was nice to get to know Aiden and Sadie this is going down into my favorites folder for sure!!

My Rating
4.0 Wedding, Borrowed T-shirt, Signed Contract, 2year Plan, Window Display, Biker Get-together, Proposal Pause, Tree House, Custom Bikes, Rainstorm Confessions, Christmas Time, Warm Love filled stars. For a cozy romance sans raunch this is the series for you! Keep It Classy Y’all!!

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About The Author

Jessica Lemmon has always been a dreamer. At some point, she decided head-in-the-clouds thinking was childish, went out, and got herself a job . . . and then she got another one because that one was lousy. And when that one stopped being fulfilling, she went out and got another . . . and another. Soon it became apparent she'd only be truly happy doing what she loved. And since "eating potato chips" isn't a viable career, she opted to become a writer. With fire in her heart, she dusted off a book she'd started years prior, finished it, and submitted it. It may have been the worst book ever, but it didn't stop her from writing another one. Now she has several books finished, several more started, and even more marinating in her brain (which currently resides in the clouds, thankyouverymuch), and she couldn't be happier. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want. (While eating potato chips.)



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